Writer Erin O'Brien comments on all things human.
Neil is a true pro. Me.I would have stopped mid-song, turned to the dancers and told them they look stupid in a manner reminiscent of Kasey Kasem's famous "ponderous" rant. Who thinks up this silly stuff?Oh, secret confession -- I have more than one ND song on my iPod. This is one of them.
For a GREAT Northeast Ohio take on Neil Diamond's music google Tin Huey 'I'm a Believer.'They're Akron boys. Singer/guitarist Chris Butler was the head waiter in 'The Waitresses', who had hits with 'I Know What Boys Like', 'Christmas Rapping', and the theme from the TV series 'Square Pegs'. Multi-instrumentalist Ralph Carney has sat in on recordings with artists as diverse as the great Tom Waits and The B-52s. He is the uncle of Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney.Kent in 1978 was a pretty great place if you were ready to leave home and to meet the world. At JBs in Kent or The Bank in Akron, bands like Huey, Devo, 15-60-75, Unit Five, Chi-Pig, Pere Ubu and many others could be found most every night.It was some of the best fun I ever had with clothes on.MR
Would reply, gents, if I could, but I'm dumbstruck by the Dennis Rodman interview.Dennis Rodman is the new Jane Fonda.UNBELIEVABLE.
This is my favorite Neil Diamond song. I just heard "I'm a Believer" on the car radio. Neil Diamond's got soul, but you'd never know it by the time those dancers start clapping. Man is they white! (but I quite liked the sappy dancing nonetheless). Thanks for the reminder EOB. I forget about these songs...twinkly
Being a Red Sox fan I occasionally have to endure the indignity of "Sweet Caroline". Otherwise Neil reminds me I once wore bell bottom double knit trousers. Years of therapy have diminished the shame somewhat.RJ
Look what I found on youtube--a very tan German woman with a lot of teeth singing it auf Deustche. Wild, hunh? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiubuLbO8cUAnd this, Neil oozing sex. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2ORnl6QG6gIs this what it's like to get old? I feel so square.
The Rodman interview is one of the many low points in 'This Week' history.
Neil recently married a childhood friend of mine. Haven't seen her since she was about 9 and we moved, but I would love to run into her again at some point. Neil!
I am completely charmed by this outpouring of Neil Love, but will not rest until I see RJ in a pair of double knit bell bottoms.Double knit!
Upon reflection I think the fashion term may have been "flare." Nevertheless it seems that was the synthetic industries last gasp effort to clothe adolescents before denim inexorably dominated the market. It should be noted that polyester, etc had no tolerance for the burning embers of a cigarette or joint which likely hastened the demise of the brand. RJ
Polyester clothing with cigarette burn holes. Oh. My. God.I remember when every piece of furniture had a cigarette burn on it. My dad's shop had them everywhere. He'd set the cigarette down on the edge of his workbenches and forget they were there.jeez ...
CUFFED polyester bell bottoms...in plaids...with platform shoes...MR
There's only one useful piece of advice Dennis Rodman is qualified to give any other man: "If you f*&k Madonna or Carmen Electra, wear a rubber...MR
Sort of the thinking man's "brush and floss" right MR?RJ
Had not watched the Rodman interview til now. Rodman actually makes a good point about prisons. Stephanopoulos would do well to read the Human Rights Watch report on U.S. Prisons. RJ
Haban Sansabelts. got Dad a pair and he was STYLIN.
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